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3 Ways To Print Your Digital Camera Prints

By:   |   Jul 08, 2018   |   Views: 7   |   Comments: 0

Digital photography is by far the most convenient and easy to manage method for documenting your life.  The ability to instantly preview prints and retake them, store thousands of photos on one tiny card, and edit them with ease are all things that we take for granted in this new era of photography.  But what if you want to take those digital shots and make a few hard copies, either for a scrapbook or to display in your house?

There are lots of great options for people who want to take their digital work and make it into something a little more tangible.  Here are a few ways to get it done:

Photo Stores in Your Local Area
Naturally, there are several different local stores (like photo stores, grocery stores and pharmacies) that have some method for printing your digital photographs.  This is definitely a well-priced and convenient service, but make sure that you go to a shop that focuses on photography.  Local photo stores will be able to provide you with tons of flexible options and there is immeasurable value in being able to have a personal relationship with the people behind the counter.  The people that run your local photo stores have a reputation in the community and take pride in doing quality work so you'll always know your pictures are taken care of properly.

Print from the Comfort of Your Home
Printing from home is by far the most convenient of the ways in which you can translate your digital photos from data to paper.  You can pick up a pretty decent photo inkjet printer for under $200, and from there the only important decision to make is which paper you print it on.  As stated, this method is very convenient, however the ridiculously high cost of ink and high-quality inkjet photo paper may cause those who print lots of photographs to stay away from it.  If you only find yourself printing photographs now and then, this may be a good option for you, but if you're a shutterbug with hundreds of photos to print you're best off deferring that cost to a printing service.

Picture Printing Online Services
If you're looking for a website service that specializes in printing digital prints there are several good ones.  Kodak Gallery, SmugMug and Snapfish are all good websites that will let you upload your pictures and order prints.  Each of those sites is an industry leader in the field of digital prints.  Finally, Snapfish allows you to forward your uploaded albums to a Walgreens, Staples, or other locations.  If you want to pick photos up in person, you can upload them directly from Snapfish's desktop software and pick them up in store without worry.  The only downside to a service like this is the wait time - in most cases your local photo store will be able to help you get your photos more quickly.

All things considered, digital photography's strength has always been its convenience and flexibility.  With so many options available to print your favorite picutres, all you have to do is choose one that best works for you.

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